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The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC at sunrise. (Photo and Caption by Angela Pan (Fairfax, VA, April, 2012))
"Cherry Blossoms (sakura) along the Tidal Basin." (Photo and Caption by Andrew Bossi (Washington, DC, March, 2010))
"Cherry Blossoms by the Washington DC Tidal Basin." (Photo and Caption by Thomas Gould (Seatac, WA, March, 2012))
"Cherry Blossoms at sunset." (Photo and Caption by Rachel Rabinowitz (Silver Spring, MD, April, 2012))
"A subtle glimpse of the glorious Jefferson Memorial through Washington, DC's cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin." (Photo and Caption by Veronica Bruno (Alexandria, VA, April, 2012))
"Cherry Blossoms (sakura) along the Tidal Basin." (Photo and Caption by Andrew Bossi (Washington, DC, April, 2010))
"Cherry blossoms with the Washington Monument." (Photo and Caption by Randy Casstevens (Chevy Chase, MD, April, 2010))
"A Goldfinch and Cherry Blossoms." (Photo and Caption by Marietta Ewing (Van Nuys, CA, March, 2012))
"DC Cherry Blossoms at full bloom " (Photo and Caption by Sarah Deutsch (Arlington, VA, April, 2012))
"A glance of the striking Washington Monument sneaking through the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC." (Photo and Caption by Veronica Bruno (Alexandria, VA, April, 2012))
"Cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C." (Photo and Caption by Shielita Hope (Manassas, VA, April, 2011))
"Cherry Blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial." (Photo and Caption by Rod Chronister (Manchester, NH, April, 2010))
"Washington Monument with Cherry Blossoms." (Photo and Caption by Do Zowader (Washington, DC, April, 2010))
"Cherry Blossoms." (Photo and Caption by Katarina Aschenbrenner (Watertown, WI, April, 2009))
"Watching spring arrive." (Photo and Caption by Stefanie Low (Arlington, VA, March, 2011))
"Exploring the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin on a beautiful spring day." (Photo and Caption by Sara Degroot (Alexandria, VA, March, 2011))

Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.

The Cherry Blossoms are about to peak. Get ready with these pictures from years past.

Since 1912, when the mayor of Tokyo gifted cherry trees to Washington, D.C., to celebrate Japan's friendship with the U.S., the trees have enthralled D.C. natives and visitors alike. Here are a few of the most beautiful shots we've come across over the years.

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